Artist Highlight

N C Vasanthakokilam

Music of the contemporary of M S Subbulakshmi whose voice was much like that of MS.

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N C Vasanthakokilam

Music of the contemporary of M S Subbulakshmi whose voice was much like that of MS.

N C Vasanthakokilam was often compared to M S Subbulakshmi, and their careers took similar paths initially. Vasanthakokilam's high pitched voice was melodious with perfect intonation and enunciation. Vasanthakokilam acted in several films like Chandra Gupta Chanakya, where she played the role of the princess Chhaaya. This was directed by her partner C K Saachi in 1940. She also acted in movies Venugana Gangavathar, Haridas, Valmiki, Kundalakesi and Krishna Vijayam. Vasanthakokilam passed away tragically young at the age of 32. This programme is in connection with her death anniversary on November 7.

Songs in this Program